April Update – OWLs Magical Readathon

Hey Bibliofriends,

This month has been super busy already in my reading world. I’ve already passed last month’s read count of 5 books and I think that’s purely down to it being the Easter holidays and my motivation to try and pass all 12 exams in the OWLs Magical Readathon. If you’re not taking part in the Readathon or you want to know what it’s all about then you can see my previous post here.

The Goal:

Originally, I didn’t really have the time to browse the wonderful booklet of wizarding careers that G @book_roast had so lovingly created. I dove straight in at the deep end and made a TBR to try and complete all 12 OWLs, leaving my career options wide open.

OWLs completed so far:

Arithmancy: Work written by more than one author – Gemina (Illuminae Files #2)
Charms: Read an adult work – Five Give up the Booze
Defence Against the Dark Arts: Title starts with R – Red Queen
Divination: Set in the Future – Mirage
Potions: Sequel – The Lost Sisters
Transfiguration: Sprayed edges/red cover – Circle of Shadows

Currently in Progress:

Astronomy: Star in the title – Stardust
History of Magic: published at least 10 years ago – The Silmarillion

The Revised Plan:

Now that the Easter holidays are nearing an end, I know I’m going to have less time to get my reading done so I decided to narrow down the occupations and OWL Exams I definitely wanted to sit. I browsed the Wizarding Careers Guide and narrowed down my job choices to:

  • Astronomer
  • Hogwarts Professor
  • Librarian
  • Potioneer

True to my teacher roots, I think I’m going to end up going for Hogwarts Professor. To complete it I still need to pass Astronomy and Ancient Runes.
But then to be a Librarian/Astronomer I’ll still need to pass History of Magic…
And then… to be a Potioneer I’ll need to complete Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.

So realistically I’ll still be attempting to complete 10/12

And here’s the funny part – I’ve already finished Divination and none of the career paths I’ve chosen require that. By the end of the readathon I guess I’m still aiming to complete 11 of 12 OWL exams – I guess I’ve really narrowed down my options haven’t I?!

Who’s doing the readathon? How’re you getting on? Are you on track for your career? Drop me a comment to chat!

T xx

O.W.L.s Magical Readathon – April TBR

Hey Bibliofriends!

I already posted my Spring TBR in a Top Ten Tuesday post which you can read here.

But then… I discovered the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon hosted by Book Roast, who I must say has put in a commendable and tremendous amount of work to make the accompanying booklets that go with this readathon. As soon as I saw it, all other plans went out of the window! I remember seeing this last year and got super excited but it was far too late to get involved. By happenstance, it popped up somewhere on my feed at the end of March as a sort of ‘divine reminder’ to prep for it this year.

If you don’t know what the Magical Readathon is then you can check out some info Book Roast’s YouTube channel here.

I haven’t picked my Wizarding Career yet so I’m just going to try and work through as many O.W.L Exams as I can and see where that leaves me towards the end of the month.

Here is my TBR for the 2019 O.W.L examinations. I’m still looking for an Astronomy book so if anyone has any suggestions feel free to drop me a comment and let me know!

Subject Prompt Title
Ancient Runes Retelling Reflection by Liz Braswell [Disney Twisted Tales]
Arithmancy Work written by more than one author Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Astronomy “Star” in the title  
Care of Magical Creatures Land animal on the cover The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Charms Age-line: Read and adult work Five Give Up the Booze by Bruno Vincent
Defence Against the Dark Arts Reducto: title starts with the letter R Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Divination Set in the future Mirage by Somaiya Daud ✅
Herbology Plant on the Cover To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
History of Magic Published at least 10 years ago The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien
Muggle Studies Contemporary Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Potions Next ingredient: Sequel The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Transfiguration Sprayed Edges Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye

Are you taking part in the O.W.Ls Magical Readathon this month? What career are you aiming for? Which books made it onto your TBR? Drop me a comment to chat!

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday Bibliofriends. Happy reading!

T xx